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The Amazing Colossal Man is a 1957 black-and-white science fiction film, directed by Bert I. Gordon.

The film is an uncredited adaptation of the 1928 Homer Eon Flint short novel "The Nth Man".

Distributed by American International Pictures (AIP) at the top of a program double-bill with "The Cat Girl", the film was followed by a sequel, War of the Colossal Beast, which appeared in 1958.

During the 1960s the title was syndicated to television by American International Television. Both this film and its sequel appeared on Mystery Science Theater 3000. kipedia

Initial Release: Oct. 25, 1957
Awards: None

The Amazing Colossal Man 1957
The Amazing Colossal Man 1957

IMDB Rating: 4.1

Starring: Glenn Langan, Cathy Downs, William Hudson

Director: Bert I. Gordon

Writers: Mark Hanna, Bert I. Gordon

Genre: Sci-Fi

Description: Col. Glenn Manning is exposed to a plutonium bomb blast and begins to grow. As he grows, he gradually starts to lose his mind as a result of reduced blood supply. By the time he reaches 50 feet, he becomes insane and wreaks havoc on Las Vegas.

Plot Summery: [Spoiler Alert!]

Lt. Col. Glenn Manning is inadvertently exposed to a plutonium bomb blast at Camp Desert Rock. Though burned over 90% of his body, he survives, and begins to grow in size.

As he grows, his heart and circulatory system fail to keep pace with his growth, and he is gradually losing his mind as a result of reduced blood supply to his brain.

He reaches 50 feet tall before his growth is stopped. By this time he has become insane. He escapes and wreaks havoc upon Las Vegas before he is finally stopped.

Written by Teresa E. Tutt